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Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue and Adoptions Inc. 3238 Cherokee Street Kennesaw, GA 30144

Community Service Worker (Court Ordered/Prior to Court)

Thank you for considering Mostly Mutts for your Court Ordered or Prior to Court Community Service. Note: this type of community service only applies to individuals needing hours due to a court order, pre-trial diversion, or other criminal matter. If you need community service hours for school, an organization, or any other reason, please fill out a Regular Volunteer Application

Please read what to expect to make sure you can commit before applying:

Job assignments include sorting donations, laundry, poop scooping, cleaning, yard work, etc. You may also occasionally assist with walking and socializing our pets; however, the main focus will be on maintaining a clean and tidy home for them to enjoy until their forever families find them. Workers are often asked to jump from task to task as priorities shift throughout the day. Please be flexible and prepared to be busy! Work environments include an indoor climate controlled shelter and uncovered outdoor spaces.

Guidelines:

  • Attend training sessions as required by Mostly Mutts
  • Treat animals in our care with kindness and concern for their welfare always having their safety and best interest in mind
  • Represent yourself and Mostly Mutts in a professional manner and treat potential adopters, visitors, staff, volunteers, and other workers with respect.
  • Pay a registration fee of $20 (includes a Mostly Mutts T-Shirt)
  • Community Service workers must arrive at 10:30 am on the days that you are working for a morning meeting/orientation before beginning for the day. Anyone showing up more than 5 minutes late will be unable to earn hours that day. Please plan ahead to assure you will be on-time for your shift and report to the front office to sign in.
  • Service hours are typically available Monday-Friday from 10:30 to 4:30 pm or until you need to leave but no later than 4:30 pm. You have flexibility in the time you leave just not in the time you arrive. However, you must set your leave time and stick to it. Leaving early will count as a call-out.
  • For safety reasons, we ask that workers do not wear hoop earrings or open toe shoes (NO Flip Flops or Sandals allowed).  Also, please dress accordingly for the weather, as most, if not all of the shift will be spent outside. We also clean, work with bleach and sometimes get jumped on by muddy pups, so please wear clothes that you are okay with becoming dirty or “ruined”.
  • No smoking, chewing of tobacco, or use of electronic cigarettes allowed on Mostly Mutts’ property.
  • No leaving the work area without permission.
  • No talking to outside friends during work. In addition you may not bring or allow any unauthorized persons to stay at the shelter.
  • No cell phone calls/texts/use unless there is an emergency.
  • You may use a Mostly Mutts’ time sheet or your own to track your hours. Hours may only be signed off by staff members. You are responsible for ensuring your time sheets are signed daily at the end of your shift. Mostly Mutts does not keep a record of these hours. If your time sheet is lost, you must perform the hours again.
  • Breaks & Lunch: Volunteers working 4 or more hours can take a 15 minute break after 2 hours of work. Volunteers who work 6 or more hours can take an additional 30 minute break after 4 hours of work. 30 minute breaks are not included in hours worked. We have a community kitchen for volunteer use if desired. Volunteers are welcome to bring their lunch. Volunteers must inform a staff member when they are taking their break/lunch. Breaks or lunch cannot be taken at the end of a shift.

Court related community service hours are supervised directly by Mostly Mutts staff. Two options are available but actual scheduled hours are dependent on Mostly Mutts scheduling needs. You may volunteer at both the shelter and adoption events to complete your hours. You must be 18 years of age or older to serve court related community service at the Mostly Mutts Shelter. Please complete both processes below if you are interested in both weekday and Saturday service hours. 

Monday-Friday only

Must be 18 or older

10:30am-4:30pm

Mostly Mutts Shelter

3238 Cherokee St.

Kennesaw, GA 30144

You must email Mandy Smitherman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and receive confirmation before you are eligible to volunteer at adoption events. Please read below for what to include in your email.

Saturday

10am-2pm (1st Shift)

1pm-5pm (2nd Shift)

(work either shift or both)

Mostly Mutts Adoption Event

PetSmart

860 Cobb Place Blvd NW,

Kennesaw, GA 30144

 Community Service (Court Ordered/Prior to Court) Workers are required to:

 Over 18, Weekday Availability (Shelter Volunteering):

  • Submit an Online Application below specifically for Court Ordered/Prior to Court Community Service
  • Know that no call/no shows are not tolerated and will disqualify you from completing your service at Mostly Mutts
  • Be on-time for your shift and report to the front desk to sign in
  • Attend training sessions as required by Mostly Mutts
  • Treat animals in our care with kindness and concern for their welfare always having their safety and best interest in mind
  • Represent yourself and Mostly Mutts in a professional manner and treat potential adopters, visitors, staff, volunteers, and other workers with respect.
  • Purchase a Mostly Mutts T-Shirt and paper Name Tags for $20

Over 18, Saturday Only Availability (PetSmart):

 DO NOT submit an online application, email Mandy Smitherman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Age
  • Charge
  • Who will receive your hours and their Name, Email and Phone Number (example: probation officer, diversion program, this will not be you or your parent)

*You will be required to purchase a Mostly Mutts T-Shirt for $10 at the beginning of your 1st shift at PetSmart*

Under 18:  You may only volunteer on Saturday's at our Adoption Events

  • 15-17 years old – DO NOT submit an online application, email Mandy Smitherman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following information:
  • Child's Full Name
  • Age
  • Parent's Name, Email and Phone Number
  • Charge
  • Who will receive your hours and their Name, Email and Phone Number (example: probation officer, diversion program, this will not be you or your parent)

*You will be required to purchase a Mostly Mutts T-Shirt for $10 at the beginning of your 1st shift at PetSmart*

 14 and Under:  Case by Case

  • DO NOT submit an online application, Parent-please email Michelle Elson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following information:
  • Child's Full Name
  • Age
  • Parent's Name, Email and Phone Number
  • Charge
  • Who will receive your child's hours, Name, Email and Phone Number (example: probation officer, diversion program, this will not be you or your parent)
  • Parent/legal guardian agrees to provide supervision and participate fully while minor is earning hours as a Community Service Worker
  • *Please note* Minors in this age group do not walk dogs independently; an adult must hold the leash.

*Both parent and minor will be required to purchase a Mostly Mutts T-Shirt for $10 each at the beginning of your 1st shift at PetSmart*

What To Expect: 

Job assignments include sorting donations, laundry, poop scooping, cleaning, yard work, etc. You may also occasionally assist with walking and socializing our pets; however, the main focus will be on maintaining a clean and tidy home for them to enjoy until their forever families find them. Workers are often asked to jump from task to task as priorities shift throughout the day. Please be flexible and prepared to be busy! Work environments include an indoor climate controlled shelter and uncovered outdoor spaces.

Guidelines:

  • Attend training sessions as required by Mostly Mutts
  • Treat animals in our care with kindness and concern for their welfare always having their safety and best interest in mind
  • Represent yourself and Mostly Mutts in a professional manner and treat potential adopters, visitors, staff, volunteers, and other workers with respect.
  • Pay a registration fee of $20 (includes a Mostly Mutts T-Shirt)
  • Community Service workers must arrive at 10:30 am on the days that you are working for a morning meeting/orientation before beginning for the day. Anyone showing up more than 5 minutes late will be unable to earn hours that day. Please plan ahead to assure you will be on-time for your shift and report to the front office to sign in.
  • Service hours are typically available Monday-Friday from 10:30 to 4:30 pm or until you need to leave but no later than 4:30 pm. You have flexibility in the time you leave just not in the time you arrive. However, you must set your leave time and stick to it. Leaving early will count as a call-out.
  • For safety reasons, we ask that workers do not wear hoop earrings or open toe shoes (NO Flip Flops or Sandals allowed).  Also, please dress accordingly for the weather, as most, if not all of the shift will be spent outside. We also clean, work with bleach and sometimes get jumped on by muddy pups, so please wear clothes that you are okay with becoming dirty or “ruined”.
  • No smoking, chewing of tobacco, or use of electronic cigarettes allowed on Mostly Mutts’ property.
  • No leaving the work area without permission.
  • No talking to outside friends during work. In addition you may not bring or allow any unauthorized persons to stay at the shelter.
  • No cell phone calls/texts/use unless there is an emergency.
  • You may use a Mostly Mutts’ time sheet or your own to track your hours. Hours may only be signed off by staff members. You are responsible for ensuring your time sheets are signed daily at the end of your shift. Mostly Mutts does not keep a record of these hours. If your time sheet is lost, you must perform the hours again.
  • Breaks & Lunch: Volunteers working 4 or more hours can take a 15 minute break after 2 hours of work. Volunteers who work 6 or more hours can take an additional 30 minute break after 4 hours of work. 30 minute breaks are not included in hours worked. We have a community kitchen for volunteer use if desired. Volunteers are welcome to bring their lunch. Volunteers must inform a staff member when they are taking their break/lunch. Breaks or lunch cannot be taken at the end of a shift.

Our Mission

The mission of Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue and Adoption, Inc. is to work closely with animal control officers and other rescue organization to reduce the number of animals entering into and being euthanized at local shelters.  Mostly Mutts provides housing, health care, training, physical and emotional care to adoptable animals, while we work toward finding them a loving home.  Mostly Mutts is also involved in the community with education and awareness programs.